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America’s political landscape is pushing persons to either extremism or burnout, 2022.

Caring about politics is hard, but doable – and worth it

Cecil Witherspoon, Sports Editor May 20, 2022

It’s hard to care about politics sometimes – okay, a lot of the time. It’s much easier to look at how divided the political landscape in America is today, and simply turn away with a grimace. The...

Historically, the United States has maintained a two-party system with only a few notable third parties. Photo courtesy of Tara Winstead/Pexels.

Third parties are scams, but there are ways they can work

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor April 22, 2022

With Elon Musk entering the news again, trying to buy out Twitter, many have begun talking about the enigma that Elon Musk is: an anti-SJW, capitalist, atheist tech bro, who doesn’t conform to either...

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OPINION: An open letter to today’s Christians

Amos Perkins March 10, 2021

*Columns are the opinions of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Wichitan as an organization.* Dear Christians, Ask any educated Christian what the Ten Commandments...

Despite projections, Texas remains red

Amos Perkins, Managing Editor November 4, 2020

With the Associated Press calling all major elections in Texas, it appears the Republican Party has maintained its grip on the Lone Star State, despite closer races than in past years. With 98% of the...

U.S. Senate Candidates for Texas

U.S. Senate seat representing Texas up for grabs

Stephanie Robledo, News Editor October 23, 2020

On November 3rd, Texans will not only be voting for the next president of the United States but also for the next Texas representative for the U.S. Senate. This year’s candidates are incumbent John Cornyn,...

Goose vs Squirrel

Coverage of the MSU animal debates

October 23, 2020

Sikes Lake on Monday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. saw a fierce presidential debate that featured squawking, constant interruption and absolute chaos between two figures deemed by political experts to be "unfit to...

United States Senator of Texas Ted Cruz speaks at the Akin Auditorium. Photo by Nathan Martinez

Ted Cruz visits Akin Auditorium

Tommy Chhe and Chloe Phillips November 2, 2018

About 600 people, including 100 students, attended a rally at Akin Auditorium in Wichita Falls Nov. 1 for Ted Cruz, U.S. senator of Texas and Republican candidate for the U.S. senate election. Cruz...

Vote in the Nov. 6 congressional election

Herbert McCullough, Columnist October 16, 2018

November 4, 2014 was the first time I had voted in an election. It was the 2014 Congressional Election and 2014 Texas Gubernatorial Election. Walking to the voting booths, I felt like a legit boss. I even...

Elizabeth Chavarria, management junior, gets people to sign a petition to get Stephen Santellana, mayor of Wichita Falls, to support net neutrality at the net neutrality booth in the Dillard Lobby on the first floor on April 9, 2018. Photo by Justin Marquart

Students fight for net neutrality

Tyler Manning, Editor April 9, 2018

To garner support and to spread awareness of the negative effects of net neutrality, five students are urging students to sign a petition. "We are student group in Dr. Kataria's Special Topics class...

Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Oct. 29. Photo courtesy Gage Skidmore

Trump squeaks by in tight election

Jeromy Stacy November 9, 2016

It was a historical night on Nov 8, as Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. However, some students were not too pleased with outcome.Students and professors sat in Legacy's multipurpose room...

Jessie Brown, graduate student, talks to head football coach Bill Maskill at the Homecoming bonfire Oct. 27. Photo by Izziel Latour

Jesse Brown wins uncontested bid for city council

Michelle Dickey November 9, 2016

It can seem like Wichita Falls City Council position is just being handed to unopposed candidate Jesse Brown, but this isn't something he is taking lightly.Brown graduated in 2016 with a degree in criminal...

Charles Kabangu, nursing senior, watches the student debate on Nov 2. Photo by Izziel Latour

First student debate provides silver-lining for students

Dylan Hall November 8, 2016

It wasn't CNN's fourth presidential nominee epic showdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, nor did it garner more than 500 students on campus to watch in awe . It didn't even fill the compact...

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